CLASSIC ART IMAGES
Pleasure 1927 The Lovers 1928 False Mirror 1928 The Treason of Pictures 1929 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
HE DEATH KNELL OF THE WESTERN EUROPEAN classical-subject tradition could be heard from many directions. It was sounded in scientific "natural selection", religious "higher criticism," economic "international depression" and in militarism's "total war." These demoralizing effects conspired to kill Greco-Roman classical-subject painting. Most of all its demise came through the challenge of the New Art which emphasized anti-idealist vocabulary. The idealistic discourse of Classicists of the first third of the century seemed effete or enervated in the face of these blast-furnace onslaughts.
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